The Travel Corporation (TTC) has appointed Vicky Billing as Head of UK Trade Sales for four of its award-winning guided holiday brands – Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Costsaver and Luxury Gold.
Billing is the latest addition to the growing regional and office based UK sales team, which now stands at eight, and she will report directly in to Rachel Coffey, Director of Sales and Business Development for the UK & Ireland. She will be responsible for developing and delivering a strategic UK sales growth plan for these four important brands within the TTC portfolio, nurturing key existing trade partnerships and developing meaningful new ones. She will also take the lead on the training and development of the UK sales team.
Billing joins from Royal Caribbean where she is Head of Retail North, responsible for managing the relationships with key independent retailers and consortia in the north of England, working with them on partnership agreements and marketing activity. Prior to that, she held roles at MSC Cruises and Thomas Cook / Going Places.
Coffey said: “I’m really excited to be able to grow our UK sales team and to welcome Vicky to her new role, as the UK travel trade is critical to our business.
“I was really impressed with Vicky’s vision, strategic and business acumen and her talent for developing a team through structure, training and mentoring. I have no doubt she is going to drive growth for our core brands. She has a proven track record, excellent trade relationships, and a go-getting attitude and energy to match mine, so I’m sure she’ll bring an added element of dynamism to the team!”
Billing added: “Creating memories is the most important part of a person’s holiday and I love TTC’s commitment to genuinely connecting travellers to the people and places they visit. All the brands hold industry-leading Net Promoter Scores, demonstrating their excellent customer service delivery, which is ultimately what keeps you ahead of the pack.
“I am also really impressed by TTC’s approach to sustainability. With its TreadRight Foundation, it really does lead the way in this particular area and I am looking forward to getting out there and telling this story. I have had a fantastic seven years in the cruise industry but now it’s time for a new challenge in the world of guided travel!”